Charged with drugs in jail

A WOMAN who allegedly tried to supply speed to a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre was this week warned to stay away from drugs or she would end up in jail herself.

Mary Elizabeth Matthews appeared in Maryborough Magistrates Court charged with supplying methylamphetamine within a correctional facility.

She did not enter a plea to the charge.

Police allege Matthews committed the offence on September 12.

Prosecutor Sergeant Craig Ryan said Matthews had a previous conviction in 2007 for supplying ecstasy to a prisoner. She was ordered to perform 100 hours’ community service for that offence.

Defence solicitor Travis George had to convince Magistrate John Smith to release Matthews on bail.

“I’m concerned about her re-offending,” Mr Smith said.

“She hasn’t learnt her lesson from the last run.”

Mr Smith granted bail but warned Matthews she would not get another chance.

“Don’t challenge this court by getting picked up with drugs while on this undertaking,” Mr Smith said.

The case was adjourned for mention in the court on November 29.



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